August Off-Topic Thread
by Staff | August 11th, 2017, 2:56 pm
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41 Comments for August Off-Topic Thread

Margot Says:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/15/serena-williams-pregnancy-tennis-return-australian-open Serena talks about being black and beautiful and powerful. Rather timely in view of what’s been happening in Charlottesville.


Truth Says:

Tay Tay Swift had a meltdown. She wants more attention by erasing her evil social media posts and website.


Margot Says:

Amazing eclipse coming your way my virtual American friends. Enjoy.


Okiegal.... Says:

Margot……I will put on Byron’s welding hood to watch it! Works perfect and it’s safe…….
I was so glad Grigor won……but didn’t get to watch the match…….hopefully I can watch the replay.


Daniel Says:

Don’t like the month of August as a whole, usually major life turning points from me, pets dying, relatives, work shifts, starting relationships, ending relationshios…kind of afraid of it all! #supersticious

Margot,

Found out of this solar eclispe which is strong for Acquarius/ Leo ascendant, me. The last similar one was back in 1998-2000 when I was entering college and moving out from parents home coming to Rio.

Be alert people!!;-)


Margot Says:

Well good luck at the US Open Daniel, a wild, wild card!
Autumn is a bit of an inbetween month, Summer not quite ending, Autumn not quite beginning.
We saw the eclipse on British TV, it was awe inspiring and amazing. How insignificant we are in this mighty universe.


Willow Says:

Looking forward to my next camp, to celebrate the Autumn exquinox, the wheel of the year keeps on turning ….


gonzalowski Says:

Vamos Houston! hope that everything gets better


skeezer Says:

Ok, who saw Game of Thrones final episode season 8?
Winter is Here.


Willow Says:

I Might be in a minority, but ive never seen GOT ….


Daniel Says:

Me skeeze, GoT fanatic ever since first episode back in 2011.


skeezer Says:

Never thought I would get fond of the Hound, but everything that comes out of his mouth nowadays is gold. Littlefinger finally got it. Yay!


Daniel Says:

I was team Littlefinger and love Cersei. Always had a crush to the bad characters;-)

Fond of the Hound too. Love his “lack” of humor and 0 patience.


Van Persie Says:

^ Tormund and Bronn are the most funny for me :)


Van Persie Says:

Would be fun to have a love triangle Jamie- Brienne- Tormund in last season :D


Willow Says:

Theres only so many hours in the day, and only so much TV im able to watch, did enjoy some of The Vikings, but hard drives only hold so much for so long before it gets wiped off, its finding the time for me ….


skeezer Says:

VP,
Agree hopefully that gets played out with bad a$$ Brienne, the best true Knight in GoT.
Bronn is hilarious. Especially when he was hanging out with Tyrion.
Daniel,
Then you must have loved Joffrey lol.

Hoping there is a Clegane bowl!


Margot Says:

Big GOT fan here, well being Welsh I do love me dragons! The Ice Dragon with his blue flame is brilliant.
Love Tormund, hope he survived the wall falling. Love Arya, she’s such a badass.
Not gonna end happily is it :( In fact the creds show the Iron Throne destroyed so looks as if the Night King will rule.


Van Persie Says:

Started to watch GOT in 2014….watched 4 seasons during 2-3 weekends. Was so fun.
Afterwards I had to wait each year for the next season, like the others mortals, hehe :)

Margot,

Do not think Night King will rule, but am sure more than the half from main characters will die next season.
Hope Jamie will die only in the last episode, so that I enjoy his presence there as much as possible :)


Van Persie Says:

Daniel,

Am also a Littlefinger fan. Have you already seen Ritchie’s King Arthur? Aidan Gillen had such a performance there :)


Margot Says:

VP: At least Jamie will outlast Cersei…;) Yes, he’s too good to lose but I liked Rob Stark and look what happened to him…:(
In fact they’ve made such a habit of killing off characters we liked, nobody is safe.
Daniel: Gillem was in a really dark Irish film called “Calvary.” Sounds as if it’d be your cup of tea, When it ended, the audience just sat there in stunned silence.


Daniel Says:

Hated Jofrey, he was just pure evil, diagusting. I had a Cersei like smile when he died. Cersei has some class and the way she cleaned her enemys (Godfather ending style was awesome) and Littlefinger dialogs were the best: “Chaos is ladder” to Varys was pure epic.

VP,

Saw King Arthur it in the cinema, and actually qute enjoyed it a lot. Don’t know why it flopped in Boxoffice, it is not a horrivle movie as the critics made ot out to be. Maybe bad advertising.
Fan pf Guy Ritch, like all his movies. Even the Madonna (ok, this pne os bad), but the end is heartbreaking.


Daniel Says:

Margot,

I am do for Calvary, the one with Gleeson, which is another actor I love. Good you remind of it, it was in my To Watch list but I losted it and had completely forgoton till now, many thanks😜


Van Persie Says:

Daniel,

“Acquarius/ Leo ascendant, me” Me tooo! lol. Explains our weakness for the Lannisters. ;)

Ok, Will be off now, for a few weeks or months. Looks like I am more into GoT or other things lately, tennis not so interesting for me these days.

Byes!


Margot Says:

VP: Before you go, do you think our “prince who was promised” needed resuscitating again last night? Me oh my, Mel is extra busy these days! ;)


Van Persie Says:

Haha, Am cofused, Margot. Is he really the prince? He might be Beric.


Van Persie Says:

^ confused


Daniel Says:

VP, I am Aquarius, with Aquarius ascendant and moon in Scorpio. Got the picture;-)

Hope they are able to film next season in this upcoming winter, otherwise only 2019.

Another character I like is Melissandre. Me and the “vilains”


chrisford1 Says:

Baby weekend! Serena had a girl yet to be named, and Djokovic’s wife Jelena delivered a healthy young girl they named Tara.


Margot Says:

Thought Nole and Jelena’s new arrival might get its own column but in the absence of that – HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to them both.


chrisford1 Says:

Scotland is almost as good as New England, USA. Same rocks from the same original landmass. Both would be less settled if the people arriving had the option to move in somewhere else. But the Celts were driven North by invasions and Northers Colonies were set up for fish, furs, wood, and keeping the French out.

The Scots have better whiskey -New England has better cuisine and friendlier people once you leave the A-hole zone surrounding NYC. It’s almost a wash….
Wog should compare.


J-Kath Says:

Chrisford: Hope it was a typo. The Scots have better “whisky”. Friendlier people in Scotland. PS: Not supposed to be a subject for a new debate. Was posted because Wogboy happens to be going to the Isles next year.


Wog Boy Says:

JK,

I found it, thanks for pointed out on the other thread. Yes, I sholid be in Scotland, but not next year, the year after.
You will be happy to hear the next.
Good friend of mine who likes to travel and often does walkabouts, disappearing in the bush and reappearing after few weeks, decided one day to go to UK and Ireland to trace his roots. Keep in mind that he is true blue Aussie, from northern Queensland who never left this island, his ancestors probably came on the shores of this land with Captain Cook.
To cut the long story short, it wasn’t few weeks trip, but six months, staying few months in each country starting with Ireland, by ferry from Belfast to Scotland and further throughout UK. He loved every place he went, he found fathers origins in England and mothers in Ireland, but the place he loved the most and most blown away the most was Scotland, he literally couldn’t stop talking about everything from the nature, history, friendly people and of course whisky, he is good drinker, and these are his words:

“In Scotland I felt like at home, though half of the time I didn’t understand a word they were telling me”.

He told me it’s a must see place and actually he is making itinerary and he is going with too, but with his family now, which is good, because the girls can do their things and two of us can do ours, testing that famos whisky…properly, not in hurry:)

CF,
Thanks for the tips, I don’t have plans to travel to America in the hear future, but that might change as usually happens with me. That looks interesting and something that I like. I am not interesting in things like Hollywood, Disneyland, Vegas, but nature, history, local people and customs anytime.


Wog Boy Says:

CF1,
I don’t mind American whiskey, particularly “Devil’s cut”, good staff, not so keen on others.


J-Kath Says:

Great WogBoy:

I sent it ’cause I thought you were going this year and that it was voted the most beautiful country in the world as per the article. Maybe other “contests” show differently. Agree with your friend, it is often the case that the accent alters so much that half of us don’t know what the other half are saying.

I agree that there are really stunning areas the world over…I loved Colorado in the States and some pics. you sent of your original home countries….so how decisions are made to judge one country over another can be controversial.
Cheers.K.


skeezer Says:

Got some Friends in Fl. Stay safe over there hope Irma fizzles out…..


Margot Says:

Echoing what skeeze said, tennisxers living in Miami or the Caribbean -stay safe. x


Willow Says:

Yeah stay safe TXers in that area, also said it before, but ill say it again on the off topic thread, congrats to Nole and Jelena on their happy little bundle, a little sister for Stefan aww, and congrats to Serena and beau on their little girl too :-)


Markus Says:

It isn’t a bad year for Novak after all. Nothing tops having a new baby. Congrats to the Djokovic family. Keep it growing, Nole.


AndyMira Says:

To M!….Me & rc are very worried for Nny M!…She’s not blogging before, while & after rafa’s match…She never do that before M!…I’m very afraid that her area were affected badly by Irma…Hope she will be safe and unhurt after the impact…


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